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Mayor's Water Shortage DeclarationBoone is officially in Stage 1 waters shortage conditions. The following is the statement released to the press by Loretta Clawson. Full Story
Website Makeover Complete

The Town of Boone’s new web format is on-line and ready for access. 

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Banner Elk Fire Chief ResignsAs of yesterday, Banner Elk Volunteer Fire Department is without a fire chief- Harry Klinger has resigned.
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Governor says cut water consumptionThe drought in North Carolina continues, despite rain showers.
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Watauga Schools close early againJust a reminder- Watauga County Schools will close early today due to the heat.
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Campfire ban on National ForestsForest Service officials have banned campfires on all units of the National Forests in North Carolina in further notice, due to the drought. 
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Fur Ball: Sold out

The 10th Annual Fur Ball is a day away- and the Humane Society is delighted to announce it’s all sold our.

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E-mail users beware: Greeting cards could include virusesAttorney General Roy Cooper says Internet greeting cards could contain more than well wishes.
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2nd Grand Opening for local winery tonight

It’s the second grand opening for New River Winery owner Haskell McGuire.

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Cruise-In tonight

Tonight’s Cruise-In in Blowing Rock offers High Country citizens and visitors the chance to see vintage autos and hear bluegrass music.

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Deadly day in Caldwell: 2 people dead in 2 crashes

Caldwell County is reeling from the loss of two Granite Falls residents, including a teenager, in separate accidents yesterday. 

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Watauga County Schools can’t beat the heat

Once again, Watauga County Schools will close early today- due to the heat wave.

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Rain showers: Not enough to squelch drought

While it has rained in the High Country- residents should still be conserving water.

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Burning Ban to be enforced

Speaking of drought, a statewide open burning ban is still in effect, and wildlife officers are joining the enforcement effort.

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Car break-ins: Tips on how not to be a victim

Boone Police Detective Jim Wilson is investigating a string of car break-ins in Boone, and advises citizens to take steps to avoid theft. 

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Fire Association President hopeful controversy will end

Avery County Fire Association has been promised a revised contract- and firefighters all over Avery County are relieved to hear the controversy may soon be over.

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Wilkes ranger wins national award

A Wilkes native was honored in Rhode Island earlier this month for her dedication and service in North Carolina.

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Hospitality House Breakfast today

The Board of Directors of Hospitality House is hosting the Second Annual Food and Shelter for Hope Breakfast today.

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Avery County Fire Association releases StatementExecutive officers of the Avery County Fire Association have released the following statement to the media, addressing contract concerns. Full Story
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